Students Struggle to Explain Their Own Program Code

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Abstrakti

We asked students to explain the structure and execution of their small programs after they had submitted them to a programming exercise. These questions about learner’s code (QLCs) were delivered at three occasions in an online and open course in introductory programming as a part of the digital learning material. We make inductive content analysis to research the open-ended text answers we collected. One third of the students struggled to explain their own program code. This estimates possible occurrences of fragile learning at the moment when a student seemingly succeeds in a program writing exercise. Furthermore, we examine correlations between the correctness of the answers with other learning data. Our results indicate that answering properly aligned QLCs correctly has stronger correlation with student success and retention than merely submitting a correct program. Additionally, we present observations on learning event-driven programming to explore QLCs’ potential in identifying students’ thinking process.
AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
OtsikkoITiCSE '21: Proceedings of the 26th ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education
KustantajaACM
Sivut206-212
Sivumäärä7
Vuosikerta1
ISBN (elektroninen)9781450382144
ISBN (painettu)978-1-4503-8214-4
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - 26 kesäk. 2021
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisuussa
TapahtumaAnnual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education - Virtual, Online, Paderborn, Saksa
Kesto: 26 kesäk. 20211 heinäk. 2021
Konferenssinumero: 26
https://iticse.acm.org/

Conference

ConferenceAnnual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education
LyhennettäITiCSE
Maa/AlueSaksa
KaupunkiPaderborn
Ajanjakso26/06/202101/07/2021
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